Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 90, Issue 1, pp 105–111 | Cite as

Stammerinema hyalinum n. comb. for Filaria hyalina von Linstow, 1890 and its recognition as a senior synonym of Stammerinema rhopalocephalum (Sołtys, 1952) (Spirurida: Acuariidae), a parasite of shrews

  • Yasen Mutafchiev
  • Jean Mariaux
  • Boyko B. Georgiev


Based on a re-examination of type-specimens of Filaria hyalina von Linstow, 1890 from Sorex araneus L. (Mammalia: Soricidae) and morphological studies (light and scanning electron microscopy) of specimens collected from the same host species in Bulgaria and previously identified as Stammerinema rhopalocephalum (Sołtys, 1952), both these forms are considered to be conspecific. Accordingly, F. hyalina is transferred to the genus Stammerinema Osche, 1955 as Stammerinema hyalinum n. comb. and the species originally described as Synhimantus rhopalocephalus Sołtys, 1952 is considered its junior synonym.


Buccal Cavity Transverse Striation Scanning Electron Microscopy Stub Posterior Fragment Muscular Oesophagus 
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This study was supported by Sciex-NMSch Program CRUS Switzerland. Authors are grateful to Dr B. Neuhaus (Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin) for lending specimens. We are grateful to an anonymous reviewer for the constructive criticism.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasen Mutafchiev
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jean Mariaux
    • 1
    • 2
  • Boyko B. Georgiev
    • 3
  1. 1.Natural History Museum of GenevaGeneva 6Switzerland
  2. 2.Department of Genetics and EvolutionUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  3. 3.Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem ResearchBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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